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The Population Reference Bureau coordinated a comparative study of population, health, and environment (PHE) integration and cross-sectoral collaboration in East Africa. Teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda assessed the state of PHE integration in their respective countries, through identifying relevant stakeholders; assessing the policy environment for cross-sectoral collaboration; highlighting the most salient population, health, and environment issues; and describing the current state of integration among projects, programs, and policies. Drawing lessons from countries where PHE programs have already been successfully implemented, this brief explores the PHE context, challenges, and opportunities for pursuing an integrated approach to development in Rwanda. The methods used to conduct the assessment in Rwanda included a review of relevant government policies and project documents, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Recommendations on the way forward include: carry out an analysis of institutional interest in and capacity for PHE integration; develop a framework for institutional coordination and policy dialogue; develop a multimedia communication strategy; and explore the urban dimension of PHE interactions.

Year: 2009

Source: Population Reference Bureau

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